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New Student Center opens at Sanford/Lake Mary Campus

The energy-efficient, two-story, 77,000-square-foot Student Center supports Seminole State’s vision of being a student-centered college by serving as a one-stop facility for student services and student life.

With classes for Spring Term 2018 underway at Seminole State College of Florida, students have a new hub for their college experience from admission to graduation.

The new Student Center, which opened Jan. 2, at the College’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, is a comprehensive destination for prospective and current students. The energy-efficient, two-story, 77,000-square-foot building supports Seminole State’s vision of being a student-centered college by serving as a one-stop facility for student services and student life.

The Student Center includes a Campus Life lounge sponsored by Orlando Magic Youth Foundation, a cyber perch with comfortable seating to recharge devices, a game room, a multipurpose room for student activities and organizations, a Barnes & Noble bookstore, a food court, lounge spaces and a coffee shop. The new center also features Wi-Fi and smart technology throughout, including a digital queue system to offer faster and more efficient flow for students to arrive at a central welcome area.

On the ground floor of the Student Center, students will find a reception area and seating in the main lobby, as well as offices for Academic Advising and Counseling, the Career Development Center, Disability Support Services, Financial Aid, ID Card Services, Student Accounting/Cashiers and a Student Copy and Print Center. The second floor holds the Campus Life suite, which includes the Office of Student Life, Intramural and Recreational Sports, and the Generation Freshmen Office. The second floor also houses Admissions and Recruitment, Assessment and Testing, the Baccalaureate Office, Enrollment Services, the International Student Office and Veterans Affairs.

With efficiency in mind, the Student Center was designed to Green Globes® standards. Buildings that meet Green Globes standards cost less to operate through lower energy and water bills, and increased recycling. The building was designed to be approximately 40 percent more energy efficient than a standard comparable building. This takes into account its size, glazing, building constructs, occupancy and usage.

The light, airy and modern space offers all the technology, personnel and facilities in one place to assist students throughout their career at Seminole State.

To celebrate the building’s opening, the College will host a Student Center Dedication on Friday, Jan. 19, at 9 a.m., at the Sanford Lake Mary Campus. The center is dedicated to all past, present and future Seminole State students. 

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